Thanks to loyal reader, DBM for the tip on the photo link.
The Examiner has the scoop on a controversial new program announced today that would create so-called “Neighborhood Safety Zones” which would serve to partially seal off certain parts of the city. D.C. Police would set-up checkpoints in targeted areas, demand to see ID and refuse admittance to people who don’t live there, work there or have a “legitimate reason” to be there.
Shelley Broderick, president of the D.C.-area American Civil Liberties Union and the dean of the University of the District of Columbia’s law school, said the plan was “cockamamie.”
“I think they tried this in Russia and it failed,” she said.
Good luck opening a business and bringing jobs to those areas if customers have to pass through a checkpoint every time they enter the zone. I can’t see things getting any better in these neighborhood zones.
Almost sounds like an exclusive luxury community. If they want their neighborhood sealed off, they could buy the streets from the district, build a wall, and hire their own private security. But, I assume it’s not a luxury community and they can’t afford their security.